A Little Life Update

As you may know if you follow me on Instagram, I have been in Lebanon since the first week of April. Although I was supposed to be back in San Francisco by now, I had a change of plans. I extended my trip a little longer and will be back the day after tomorrow.

Dress Tularosa in red or similar in white, shoes Lulus, bag Cult Gaia, earring Jenny Bird

April, while a fun month, was also of a reality check. Life is full of ups and downs. April and the beginning of May brought some difficulties that helped to ground me and to remind me that it’s not always blue skies and rays of sunshine.

They reminded me how one’s actions can affect a lot of lives without even realizing it. How when you’re part of a family, your problems become everyone else’s as well, so you can’t be selfish with your decisions.

I’m also a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. While my incomplete papers forced me to push back my trip a little, they also allowed me to be next to my family.

My dad was also hospitalized last Tuesday and although he’s on the road to recovery he’s going to be in the hospital for a few more days. It was the first time I see my dad in such a situation, and needless to say, daddy’s little girl ‘s world was shaken. Even though I miss my husband terribly, I’m glad that I was here with my family to help out during this delicate period.

I have been reminded how especially lucky I am, for countless reasons. No matter how big your problems are, some people have it even worse. Count your blessings every day and be grateful for everything you have. Cherish your time with your family and truly believe that all things (good and bad) happen for a reason.

XoXo,

Tamara

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42 Comments

    • May 8, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      Thank you. Yeah life has its way.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 8, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      It’s bitter sweet for sure.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 8, 2017 / 11:49 pm

      Thank you Jodie.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  1. May 8, 2017 / 6:21 am

    I hope your dad will recover soon, Tamara. Thoughts with your family. xx

    • May 8, 2017 / 11:50 pm

      Thank you, sweet Shireen.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 8, 2017 / 11:51 pm

      Thank you Julia, I appreciate it!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 8, 2017 / 11:51 pm

      Thank you, Jennifer.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 8, 2017 / 11:52 pm

      Thank you Dora, he’s doing better and better each day.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. May 8, 2017 / 9:39 am

    I truly agree! we need to cherish our family more often and the people we love and care! I hope you’re having a great time in Lebanon.

    xxxx
    http://www.thenewgirl.me

    • May 8, 2017 / 11:54 pm

      Yes, we need to, Darlene. At the end, family is the what’s most important.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 8, 2017 / 11:55 pm

      Thank you Rachael, I appreciate it!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. May 8, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    I’m so glad you were able to be there for your dad! My dad was also recently sick and it shook me to my core knowing he was in pain. I hope your dad gets better soon!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • May 8, 2017 / 11:55 pm

      Thank you Candace and I hope your dad is feeling much better too.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • May 8, 2017 / 11:56 pm

      Thank you Shauna.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  4. May 9, 2017 / 9:23 am

    This is such a pretty summer look ,that white dress is really so gorgeous!! I love the detailing on it, it is so delicate. Love that bag as well!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  5. May 9, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Tamara, I hope your dad feels better soon! I was in a similar situation more than 3 years ago. Cherish your time with your family, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  6. May 9, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Hopefully things turn around for your family soon! In the meantime, you look beautiful in this dress.
    Tasha Juli
    stylesplendorbliss.com

  7. May 10, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope everything is okay and will be keeping him and your family in my thoughts, I can imagine how worried you must have been to see him in this condition. Like you said, I’m glad you were able to at least be there with him and your family for support, everything does indeed happen for a reason, I truly believe that as well. Thanks for sharing and again, keeping you all in my thoughts.

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  8. May 12, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    Hi Tamara – sending you a hug from San Francisco. I am so sorry you are going through all this but positivity can go a long way. Sending you so much love and glad you’re able to spend time with family. xx Shannon

  9. May 13, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    Hope your dad is doing good and back to home. Love your dress 🙂

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